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Michael  Flaherty

Michael Flaherty

Expert on the media, the role of journalism in public policy debate, public relations and its role in public dialogue

Emeritus lecturer, Life Sciences Communication College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-332-5200 — Home and cell phones available upon request


  • Public policy communications and public relations issues, and the interface in public debate among the media, politics and policy
  • Role of communication and relationship building in leadership, both from a personal leadership perspective and an organizational leadership perspective
  • Coalition building, social marketing and relationship building: two-way communication and public relationship-building


  • Alchemy Award for public policy media campaign, Public Relations Society of America, Dane County, 2008-09
  • National awards in government reporting and agricultural reporting (as reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal)
  • Former Washington Correspondent for Ottaway Newspapers, Dow Jones daily newspaper organization
  • Former president, National Association of Agricultural Journalists